Murdo has welcomed Network Rail’s change of heart on closing a road in Pitlochry following comments made by him and Councillor John Duff.
The rail company had originally planned to close the road bridge over the railway on the A924 at Atholl Road, near the entrance of Dysart Braw, for five days from August 8, but re-thought their plans and carryied out survey work on the bridge on Atholl Road between 8pm to 6pm on August 8 and 9, with traffic lights in place during this time.
Commenting, Murdo Fraser MSP said: “This will be a great relief to businesses and residents in Pitlochry as it would have hit them during a busy time for the tourist season. I’m glad Network Rail have seen sense after we raised our concerns about this proposed road closure.
“I am very pleased that we have this positive outcome to the issue.”
Network Rail have said that the work is part of their planned improvements to the Highland rail line.